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Kobalt 40V Max Electric Outdoor Power Equipment

The Kobalt 40V Max Electric Outdoor Power Equipment is a new line of rugged outdoor tools by Lowe’s all powered by the same rechargeable 40-volt max lithium-ion battery system. Plus they’re all backed by a 5-year hassle-free tool guarantee. This might just be the line of tools to convince die-hard gas lovers to go electric. There are 7 … Continue Reading

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Toro® 1500 Power Curve® Electric Snowblower Review

Toro recently sent a nice little gift to the Dadand HQ for review, the Toro® 1500 Power Curve® Electric Snowblower. The problem is it hasn’t been very snowy this winter. But as I’m sure you’ve heard, up in the northeast we were just hit with SNOMAGEDDON, SNOWPOCALYPSE, or whatever the sensationalist weather people call it … Continue Reading

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Last Minute Dad Gifts

If you’re anything like us you just might wait to the last minute before buying gifts. And we’re not just talking about the holidays here. We mean birthdays, Father’s Day, all that stuff. So what do you do? You hit up the local Target, Wal-Mart, or Home Depot and do the olympic speed walk through the … Continue Reading

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Black & Decker 36v Lithium Cordless Outdoor Tools

Me and Marty have been friends for like 35 years. In that time we’ve probably created our own little hole in the ozone over Orlando. We’re junkies for anything gas-powered. Go-carts, motorcycles, 3-wheelers, scooters, cars, lawnmowers, weed-whackers, you name it, we’ve beaten on it. Another thing we know is lawn equipment. We’ve been using lawn … Continue Reading

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Dad Gifts: Shop Stuffers. (Or really big stocking stuffers for Dad.)

Well, not only for dad. I think plenty of moms would love this stuff too. Or people with big stockings. Here’s a smattering of stuff you could put next to the stocking if not in it. Some new and cool tools. Some ol’ faithful friends.  An unofficial official Christmas tool guide if you will… Either … Continue Reading

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Dad Gifts: Stocking stuffers part deux

We thought about categorizing this as gifts for DIY ladies but they’re good quick gifts for anyone, so don’t be sexist. Let’s get to it. Knee Pads Trust me, you don’t realize you need knee pads until you’ve been kneeling down for hours helping a friend put down a room full of tile. You’re kneeling … Continue Reading

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Minimal Monday: Jigsaw Blade Case

You know Dadand likes tools. And stuff that goes with tools. The other day, I stopped at a home center that I don’t often visit. I was price checking some patio doors. And I decided to browse the tool section to compare their pricing to my usual home center. (Note: if a certain home center … Continue Reading

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Tool handle repair, or how to fix a broken tamper handle

So I’m using a 10×10 tamper to help cram about 100 gallons worth of weeds into a 50 gallon sized garbage can. After about the third smash, OH SNAP! (pun intended) Broken tamper handle.  Here’s how I fix that broken tool handle. This is what I’m looking at. No problem. Time for some tool handle … Continue Reading

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How to remove a stripped screw.

If you want to know how to remove a stripped screw, or what IS a stripped screw, that right up there is a stripped screw. If that happens out in the shed when you’re building a workbench, no big deal. Cut it off with your angle grinder and put in another. When it happens in … Continue Reading

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Organize My Life

With four kids, 3 vehicles and what seems like endless projects on the house and general fix-em’s, I need any help I can get. With whatever. I seem to have this left/right brain struggle going on all the time as well. I am super organized when it comes to certain things, and others…well…it’s like an … Continue Reading

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